Monthly Archives: December 2016

Family Christmas Traditions: Santa Lucia Day

Santa Lucia Day

When my sisters and I read Kirsten’s Surprise (an American Girls story about a pioneer girl from Sweden), we were inspired to recreate the Swedish tradition of Santa Lucia Day. Santa Lucia Day, also called St. Lucy’s Day, is on December 13. It celebrates the legend of Saint Lucy bringing food to persecuted Christians in […]

Homemade Jelly Made with Cherry Christmas Tea

Homemade Jelly. Just like Grandma made. Can you smell it? Can you taste it? The holiday season is rushing towards us with cooling weather, steaming hot drinks, snuggly scarves and your long list of presents to buy for family, friends, school teachers, co-workers, and others. Don’t forget about making cookies for Santa! But, your budget […]